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Exceptionally rare gold coin worth 100k found in pristine condition

A metal detector enthusiast made the discovery of a lifetime while searching on a freshly ploughed farm field near a historical Roman road in Dover, Kent.  As the 30-year-old detectorist removed the dirt from the shiny find, his initial reaction was that it must be a fake, as it was in absolute pristine condition.
Following authentication by the British Museum, it was confirmed that he found an exceptionally rare 24 carat Aureus coin, embellished with the face of Emperor Allectus who reigned during 293 AD, which dates it back to almost 2000 years ago.

The finder said 'At first I was quite skeptical of its authenticity because it was so shiny but when I realized what it could be potentially I just completely freaked out by it.'

The coin is approximately the size of a modern one penny and weighs 4.31 grams.  Displayed on one side is the head of Allectus and on the other, that of two captives kneeling at the feet of Apollo.

The only other known specimen of this coin in in the wo…

Boy finds World War II plane and pilot in Denmark.

14-year-old Daniel Rom Kristiansen from Birkelse, Denmark's father shared a memory of a story his grandfather told him about his family making Christmas cookies in December 1944 when a World War II plane crashed on their farmland.

Daniel's father still works on the land his father owned and even though he has been spending a significant time thoroughly working the fields, never in 40 years, neither his relatives who have worked on the land for decades seen any evidence to suspect a plane was still on the property. It was believed that the wreckage had been removed years before.

Daniel decided he wanted to use his metal detector to search the field anyway, accompanied by his father.  As he was scanning the field, a signal sounded and they uncovered some metal fragments, but realized they will need to dig much deeper and borrowed an excavator from a neighbor. 

Digging a few meters down, there were hundreds of metal pieces, which initially did not represent a plane, more digging rev…